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#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder and #Bipolar Progress in This #pandemic

😬😰 My #moodswings are getting tougher and tougher but I know I have to go through the process of feeling my emotions to determine what needs to be addressed in order to recover and #heal . That was a long sentence. Dropping my guard and being completely honest with my therapist weekly has been helping tremendously. My highs are incredibly great and I love life and the people in mine; ready to take on my next steps, knowing the huge #progress I’ve made. But the lows, eeph! They are not getting any easier. When I’m low, I am loooowww. Meaning, the jumps from subject to subject on any #SocialMedia with various tones to them... they’re all very real. I’m trying to be as #authentic as I can be when it comes to sharing my #MentalHealth “career” 🙃 as a #peer and, hopefully soon, as a state certified specialist.

I don’t know what’s going on in the world, but all I know is that I have #goals I’m working towards. In this climate, what I find helps is seriously just taking it day by day and listening to your body when it’s done. I read in a study by the APA, (American Psych. Association), [I need to look up if the APA did this study or another organization] at the beginning of the #pandemic that we should be #Mindful of how far ahead we try to make concrete goals or plans. It basically said to take it slow because in cases like these, making those permanent decisions are being affected by pandemic #Anxiety and may set yourself up for #failure due to the uncertainty and instability of a #Crisis . AKA the goals might not be #accessible due to a,b,c #Shutdowns etc.

-I’m all over the place and I appreciate anyone and everyone’s #patience with me while I’m going through this... process.
-Having some #attainablegoals for yourself is helpful for taking things one day at a time
-Listen to your body. #rest if you can.
-Be proud of your progress even when no one knows.

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Support Groups -( peer group support)

Does anyone know of any non professional existing support groups for people with BPD ?

it’s about time BPD has its own international fellowship like Feelings Anonymous and Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families.

we need it and deserve it, a place to meet others we identify with, a place where people understand our sensitivities and they understand ours, all be it imperfectly, to make freinds we can share time with outside of meetings too, and chat on the phone between meetings.

people like us who sometimes feel like outsiders need this type of group probably more than most . I’m starting a local group, but why not make it international so anyone can start a local group. if there are basic guidelines and a meeting script and advice on how to publicise the group anyone could start a group.

#Support groups
#peer support


Being an advocate ##peer support

#52SmallThings .

I am a telephone Support Specialist on a peer driven Warmline. It is mind boggling to realize the sheer number of people who depend on us every day to make a connection with a person who cares. I suffer from Bipolar 2, BPD, and PTSD. When that ugly voice in my head is telling me that I am worthless and that I haven’t helped anyone I fight back. In spite of the pain and stigma I am going to simply keep walking forward and praying that the work I do will make a difference. Thanks for reading this.